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Area Attractions

Beaches 

South Kingstown Town Beach   719 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879 

The South Kingstown Town Beach was constructed in 1988, and features a boardwalk, 1,300 linear feet of sand, a playground, two picnic areas, a parking area, and has a seasonally available pavilion with showers, restrooms, and a vending area during the summer months.

 

Moonstone Beach  Moonstone Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879 

Moonstone Beach for years was known for its reputation as being a nude beach. Today, no longer a nude beach, it is one of Rhode Islands’ most stunning beaches with its scattered stones along the sand.

 

East Matunuck State Beach  950 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879 

Noted for its strong surf, East Matunuck State Beach totals more than 144 acres with a modern beach pavilion, powered by wind and solar energy, and large parking lot. Watch the ferry cruise by on its way to Block Island and fishing boats coming in and out from the Port of Galilee.

 

Outdoor Activities

Trustom Pond  1040 Matunuck Schoolhouse Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879

Trustom Pond refuge includes 787 acres of various wildlife habitats including fields, shrublands, woodlands, fresh and saltwater ponds and sandy beaches and dunes. Approximately 300 bird species, more than 40 mammal species, and 20 species of reptiles and amphibians call Trustom Pond refuge home during the year.

 

Ninigret Park  5 Park Ln, Charlestown, RI 02813

The park features 8 tennis courts that are open to the public. A 9/10 mile bicycle course is available for bicycles, walkers, rollerblading, jogging, etc. Ninigret Park is also home to an 18 hole Disc Golf Course, the Sr. Community Center, Ninigret Dog Park.  The park hosts an annual Charlestown Seafood Festival (August) and Rhythm & Roots (September)

 

Ninigret Wildlife Refuge  Charlestown, RI 02813

The Ninigret National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge situated along the shore of Ninigret Pond. It is characterized by salt marshes, kettle ponds, freshwater wetlands, maritime shrub lands, and forests, and it is seasonally inhabited by over 250 species of birds.

 

Kayak Centre  562 Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813

Kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard rentals.  Explore the sandbars and flats of Ninigret Pond in Charlestown. Perfect for paddlers of all abilities!

 

Nearby Dining

Matunuck 

  • Ocean Mist  895 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    A hip crowd lingers at this relaxed beach hangout with new American food, cold beer & live music.
  • The Pub in Matunuck  907 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Ocean front dining on three decks. A local favorite for comfort eats and neighborly vibe.
  • Matunuck Pizza Pie Company  920 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Pizza, calzones, sandwiches, and more!  Outdoor dining, take-out, and delivery offered.
  • Surfside Coffee  920 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Focused on protein packed, on-the-go, comfort food and delicious beverages! Perfect for that post- or pre-surf pick-me-up, a day at work or on the beach. Bagels, muffins, sandwiches, and more.
  • Seaview Marketplace  682 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Deli sandwiches and prepared foods
  • Vanilla Bean Ice Cream  757 Matunuck Beach Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Ice cream and desserts
  • Bistro By the Sea 364 Cards Pond Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Located adjacent to the Theater By the Sea.  See website for information on Caberet nights.

East Matunuck 

  • Matunuck Oyster Bar  629 Succotash Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879
    Destination dining enhanced by a raw bar sourced onsite (with a pond tour available) & a water view.
  • The Salt Marsh Pub & Raw Bar  706 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
  • Cap’n Jack’s  706 Succotash Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879
    Family-run spot for New England faves like clam cakes, chowder & lobster, served close to the beach.
  • Jim’s Dock  1175 Succotash Rd, Narragansett, RI 02879
    Seafood eatery serving lobster rolls, chowder & more in a casual harborside setting with a deck.

Charlestown 

  • The Nordic Lodge  178 Nordic Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813
    Family-run lakeside spot known for seafood-plus buffet with lobster, prime rib & specialty desserts.
  • Charlestown Rathskeller  489A Old Coach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
    Restored 1930s speakeasy with original murals & elevated eats, plus a patio & TVs showing sports.
  • The Cove  3963 Old Post Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
    Bar & grill offers seafood-focused home cooking, plus sports-watching, trivia nights & other events.
  • Breachway Grill 1 Charlestown Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI 02813
    Chill spot with outdoor tables featuring regional surf ‘n’ turf & New York-style, thin-crust pizzas.
  • The Hungry Haven  5000 S County Trail, Charlestown, RI 02813
    Friendly family eatery. Serving breakfast lunch and dinners. BYOB

 

Local Breweries 

  • Whalers Brewing Company  1174 Kingstown Rd, South Kingstown, RI 02879 
    Locally owned brewery with an on-site taproom selling draft beer, growler fills & merchandise.
  • Shaidzon Beer Co   141 Fairgrounds Rd, West Kingston, RI 02892
    An energetic brewery in Rhode Island with resourceful and inventive craftsmanship brewing delicious beer.  On-site taproom, outdoor seating, and guest food trucks.
  • Grey Sail Brewing  63 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891
  • South County Distillers 63 Canal St, Westerly, RI 02891

 

Nearby Destinations 

  • Block Island, RI
  • Downtown Mystic Village & Mystic Seaport 
  • Foxwoods Resort / MGM Grand Casino 
  • Mohegan Sun 
  • Newport, RI 

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